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    War and Terror: Is The UN Setting Up Iraq For a Bloodbath By American Forces?
    Posted on Tuesday, March 04 @ 01:38:37 UTC
    Topic: United Nations
    United Nationsby Ben Roberts

    In Persian Gulf War l, daddy Bush had the United Nations demand that Iraq end it's invasion of Kuwait, lay down their weapons, and leave. They did, and were promptly attacked and slaughtered on what was called the Highway of Death, by US forces. In case you don't recall, there were vehicles and bodies littering that major transportation highway out of Kuwait. Dogs were seen scavenging bodies many days after. Daddy Bush came out smiling and enthusiastic announcing, 'Finally we've got the monkey of Vietnam off our back?' General Swarzhkoff was rosy cheeked and just as elated as he described pinpoint bombing and surgical strikes. One is left wondering how many Iraqis died, and how many children became orphans. When asked about this, Swarzkoff's smile promptly vanished as he told America and the world, 'We'll never know.' Really. The bodies on that highway, the cars blasted by American F-16 fighter jets while fleeing Iraq on the road to Aqaba in Jordan, and the destruction of the Rashid Hotel in Baghdad crammed with Iraqi civilians, tell a different gruesome story. Now we face the prospect of Gulf War ll, and it seems that the UN is once again unwittingly or deliberately setting up Iraqis for a bloodbath by US forces. Here's what I mean:

    The United Nations inspectors went to Iraq to investigate Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction. One imagine's these would be nuclear, chemical, of biological weapons. Top nuclear investigator ElBaradei concluded that Iraq has no nuclear weapons. Bans Blix found about a dozen empty missile shell casings that had no chemical or biological payload but were capable of carrying such, or had some residue of some kind. He also found the Iraqi Al Samoud ll missile to be in violation of its UN requirement by surpassing its 93 mile range by a few miles. If this is incriminating evidence then we, in America, should all be locked up with no chance of parole for the gross violation of taking 13 items in a 12 item line in our local grocery store. UNMOVIC should have conducted their investigation, decided whether Iraq does or does not have weapons of mass destruction, and left Iraq. The longer they stay the more dangerous they are making it for Iraq and its people. The United Nations should be respected as an organization charged with peace, harmonization, and nation building in the world. However, at times their decisions have resulted in fostering exactly the opposite. The situation between the Israelis and Palestinians is one such glaring example.

    Right now the Iraqis are complying with Hans Blix demand that they destroy the Al Samoud ll missile. This weapon is an important part of the Iraqi defense. They have about two hundred of these missiles, and have destroyed about ten so far. This demand by Blix and the UN is absolutely wrong for more than one reason, and he could be inadvertently facilitating a bloodbath upon Iraqis at the hands of American forces. General Ameer Al Saadi, the Iraqi military expert, protested the missile destruction on the grounds that it was tested without its warhead or guidance system, making it lighter, and able to go a bit further. He is absolutely right. Instead of conducting a live test with this full equipment on board, Blix had some 'experts' make a ruling. How unscientific, unreliable, and questionable. The surest way to confirm the claims of the Iraqis would be to test fire the missile with all its hardware. This would be so easy to do, firing the missile in the Iraqi desert. So on that count the UN is wrong. Next, the Iraqis are destroying this major defensive deterrent while America has an overwhelming force with the latest in military technology just outside their borders, with its Commander in Chief daily warning of an imminent attack, and while Americans have recently begun attacking a potpourri of Iraqi targets.

    It would be an international outrage, and nothing short of savagery if America were to attack Iraq now that they are complying with UN demands and destroying their main defensive weapon with which to protect themselves. An attack now would be the equivalent of a fragile boy in the schoolyard being attacked by a bigger much stronger muscular boy, while the teacher overseeing playground recess holds the small boy's hands behind him as he is beaten to a bloody pulp. It would be a bloodbath. The blood would be on the hands of the United Nations. This is an intensely dangerous situation for Iraq. Blix should promptly rescind this insane demand that Iraq continue to destroy its Al Samoud ll, unless he can guarantee them that his organization will strongly oppose and deter any attack by the United States.

    The Turkish parliament voted against allowing American forces access to its territory for a push from the North into Iraq in the event of war. But how much of us are aware that Turkish troops are in northern Iraq, and have been there since the end of Gulf War l. Also, The Washington Post did a story this weekend about Kurds and Americans jointly refurbishing two former Iraqi bases in northern Iraq to facilitate attack on the Iraqis. This is unbelievable! The UN knows that a significant contingent of Turkish forces are illegally occupying Iraq. How can they allow this?

    The no fly zone was set up by the Americans and British supposedly to protect Kurds in the North and Shiites in the South. It is not mandated by the United Nations, but is instead a unilateral undertaking of America and Britain. Incidentally, it is also in the two main regions of Iraq's bountiful oil supplies. The question is this. How can the UN allow an operation not mandated by them, but promoted as affording protection for the Kurds, to be transformed into an offensive undertaking, where Americans and Kurds are in northern Iraq preparing an Iraqi base with the intent of attacking Iraq? This is dangerous, insane and totally illegal. With such behavior, is it my imagination that the United Nations is facilitating the bloodshed and destruction of Iraq and its people?

    Ben Roberts is a newsletter editor, freelance writer and published author. His book, Jackals of Samarra, was published in January 2001. Ben can be contacted by email at: grandt730@aol.com

     
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